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Francis Ford PATTERSON, Jr.

(1867-1935)

PATTERSON, Francis Ford, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., July 30, 1867; moved with his parents to Woodbury, N.J., in 1874; attended the public schools; employed in a newspaper office at the age of thirteen; moved to Camden, N.J., in 1882; connected with the Camden Courier 1883-1890; New Jersey editor of the Philadelphia Record 1890-1894; owner and publisher of the Camden Post-Telegram 1894-1923; president of the West Jersey Trust Co. 1916-1925; director of the West Jersey Title Co. 1920-1925; member of the State house of assembly in 1900; county clerk of Camden County 1900-1920; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William J. Browning; reelected to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses and served from November 2, 1920, to March 3, 1927; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; engaged in banking, serving as president of the West Jersey Parkside Trust Co., of Camden, N.J., until his death in Merchantville, N.J., on November 30, 1935; interment in Colestown Cemetery, located between Merchantville and Moorestown, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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